OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor
Name: Robert M. Scheller
Institution: Portland State University
Department: Environmental Sciences and Management

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
BS, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1991

Research Theme: Examining how forest management and natural disturbances generate or reduce resilience, specifically in regards to climate change. Environmental modeling, remote sensing, multivariate and spacial statistics, traditional methods of field data collection and interpretation.

Research Fields:

Forestry and Forest Management
Geographic Information Systems
Modeling Ecosystems
Natural Resource Policy and Planning
Outreach and Engagement

Professional Activities:

Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force. 2011-present.

Editorial Board of Landscape Ecology, 2013-2015.

Nominating Committee Chair for US-IALE. April 2012 – present.

Treasurer for US-IALE. April 2010 – April 2012.

Co-host of the US chapter of the International Assoc. Landscape Ecologists (US-IALE) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, April 2011. 500 attendees.

Selected Publications:

Wang, F., D.J. Mladenoff, J.A. Forrester, J.A. Blanco, R.M. Scheller, S.D. Peckham, C. Keough, and M. Lucash. 2013. Multi-model simulations of forest harvesting effects on long-term productivity and CN cycling in aspen forests. Ecological Applications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0888.1

Karam, S.L., P.J. Weisberg, R.M. Scheller, D.W. Johnson, and W.W. Miller. 2013. Development and evaluation of a nutrient cycling extension for the LANDIS-II landscape simulation model. Ecological Modelling 250: 45-57.

Scheller, R.M., A.M. Kretchun, S. Van Tuyl, K.L. Clark, M.S. Lucash, and J. Hom. 2012. Divergent carbon dynamics under climate change in forests with diverse soils, tree species, and land use histories. Ecosphere 3(11):110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00241.1

Dymond, C.C., R.M. Scheller, and S. Beukema. 2012. A New Model For Simulating Climate Change and Carbon Dynamics in Forested Landscapes. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 13(2):1–2.

Seidl, R., W. Rammer, R.M. Scheller, T.A. Spies. 2012. An individual-based process model to simulate landscape-scale forest ecosystem dynamics. Ecological Modelling 231: 87-100.